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I don't have the research but in my own experience (also opinion) it gives the user a reference and easier recognition of the nav or tertiary content to main content. Even more important I believe on the side of UX; a visual hierarchy and focus to the main by giving a darker, to less dark nav and tertiary controls, to light main areas gives the user a ...


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I would take a three-pronged approach. Put it all in standard locations. "About" and "Preferences" both go in the menu named after your application (let's call it "Application Menu"). Preferences should only contain actual preferences, i.e. in your case "Select Theme/Skin". Help and documentation usually go in the "Help" menu. Often people also put ...


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In the Iconography > Action Bar section of Android Design Guidelines you can find this: In the same section you can download the "Action Bar Icon Pack". It contains the "Navigation Drawer Indicator" icon files (i.e., the hamburger icon). I think we can therefore assume the guidelines apply to that icon, too.


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For branding purposes! It’s much easier to get the layout you want creating an image in your favorite design tool, than to tweak the supposed to be character with letter-spacing, margin, border, padding and font-size, which may look awful, if users zoom in to the site. You have much more control of an image than a font character. Image by Nick Meloy ...


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Using text rather than an image is good design when displaying text. This allows the user to interact with the text as text, doing things like copy and paste, or using alternative methods of reading the site content. However, this menu button is not actually text. It has nothing to do with the meaning of that text character (a mathematical symbol meaning ...


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I agree this is somewhat problematic. A user may expect a menu, but be taken to a page without warning. Or the reverse might happen: they won't realize that there are subcategories to some of the menu items, so they won't discover all of the content of your site. You should be able to solve this with visual cues to differentiate the two types of icons. ...


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As a rule - stick to convention! This means that your first image is the correct one. Users don't have to understand your way of navigation, they know from other implementations how a treeview-left side navigation works! This is true even if you hav a lot of sub categories and items in sub categories. Never ever break existing convention, unless you have a ...


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It sounds like the users know what they are looking for so the idea of having to add filters that in-turn also have filters seems unnecessary. For example, if a user knows they want to see Chihuahuas, a parakeet, and tabby cat only. They shouldn't have to first add the dogs group, then filter to the type of dog, add the bird group, then filter to that type ...


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You could go with your design but I have following suggestion for add on:- You could show a search bar with options like CAT A, CAT B, CAT C which are your categories. Now As user will select one of the above categories then you could show a one more search bar just below your previous bar which would be showing all option's related to the category ...


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I think if the context is easily understood, disabling without hints of why, is fine. Remember Balloon help in MacOS? Apple encouraged us to write balloon help for disabled items way back from 1991 and forward. Microsoft did not. But as said above, tool tips only work if you have the hover event, not for touch. For more complex scenarios, explanation why ...


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I have a similar issue I'm working on at the moment. Is there anything you can do to predict preset/popular views? i.e. View 1 shows columns X, Y, Z View 2 shows columns A, B, C etc or Show All Dogs Show All Cats There comes a time when it's best to let the user download it and do their work on Excel rather make the interface too complicated to work on. ...


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I'm not sure that a look ahead is the most usable and fast solution. I think if you only have 10 items in each cat you can easily have this as a drop down list. So my solution is have three drop down menus.



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